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DDoS attacks spreading through ‘GodMode’ exploit – CVE-2014-6332

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 January 19, 2017

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We have recently observed an increase in the exploitation of the famous ‘GodMode’ exploit of the vulnerability CVE-2014-6332. The reliable proof of concept (POC) or exploit code for CVE-2016-6332 is readily available on the Internet. This makes it easy for attackers to integrate the exploit in various campaigns. They just...

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam that promises FREE internet!

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 January 13, 2017
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• New WhatsApp scam promises free Internet
• Victims might get subscribed to unwanted costly services or infect their phone with malware
• Install a mobile antivirus app to stay safe against such scams

Alert! Install the BHIM app only from official app stores

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 January 4, 2017
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• BHIM is a digital payment app recently launched by the Government of India.
• BHIM app is currently available only in Google Play Store.
• Several other apps having the name 'BHIM' are present in Google Play.
• Install only the official BHIM app developed by 'National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)'

WhatsApp Virus Alert! Do not download unverified documents received over WhatsApp

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 January 3, 2017

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Central security services in India have issued a high alert advisory against two malicious files that are circulating on WhatsApp. These files are loaded with viruses that can steal sensitive personal and banking information stored in the victim’s phone. Who is the prime target? The malicious files are in the...

The Top 10 Cybersecurity Stories of 2016

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 December 31, 2016
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Before we take yet another step into the New Year, let’s quickly look back at the top 10 cybersecurity stories of 2016. 1. Do not take that IQ Test on Facebook. It’s a Scam! In Jan 2016, a scam was afoot on Facebook. This scam was tricking users into taking...

Quick Heal releases New Ad Campaign Focusing on the Risks of Free Antivirus solutions

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 December 28, 2016
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Quick Heal Technologies Limited has released an ad campaign to draw the consumers’ attention towards the risks associated with free antivirus solutions. Targeting the youth and working professionals in its TVCs, Quick Heal aims to create awareness on the security threats which a free antivirus product is not capable to...

5 Safety Tips for Secure Mobile Transactions

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 December 28, 2016

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With the promotion of a cashless economy by the Government, more and more people are likely to embrace digital modes of transactions. Many users are trying out these modes for the first time. Due to better mobility, smartphones are the most convenient choice for a lot of people. But how exactly can...

The Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability – ‘CVE-2012-0002’ is not dead yet!

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 December 13, 2016

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On March 13, 2012, Microsoft disclosed the details of a ‘critical vulnerability’ called Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability – CVE-2012-0002 in its bulletin. And even four years after this vulnerability was patched, it is still being exploited in the wild by attackers to carry out ‘Remote Code Execution’ on their victims...

Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 rated big by AV-Test & AV-Comparatives

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 November 22, 2016

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Quick Heal Total Security v17.00 comes off with flying colors in tests conducted by AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives. Read on. AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives are two independent organizations which test, assess, and evaluate antivirus software against a variety of criteria. In the September’s review by AV-TEST, Quick Heal Total Security (v17.00) bagged...

Security Alert! Stay Away from Pirated Software

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 November 7, 2016

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Pirated, cracked, unauthorized or unlicensed software may be dirt cheap or come for free, but they may cost you your digital security. With unknown publishers and no standard testing procedures in place, such software contain several security flaws which can be used by hackers to gain access to your computer....